Open 7:00am to 6:30pm
Monday to Friday
Guardian Childcare & Education Mentone West
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- Leading programs where children aged six-weeks to six years learn and discover through play.
- Highly experienced Educators and degree-qualified Teachers support children to grow and thrive.
- Safe, secure environments that support children’s social and emotional development.
- A specialist two-year kindergarten program that prepares children for school, with the benefits of long day care.
Come and see the Centre for yourself, meet the team and have all your questions answered. Book a tour today.
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Welcome to our Centre
Welcome to Guardian Childcare & Education Mentone West, a spacious, light-filled centre. Our childhood education programs are focused on play-based learning, and our day care and child care centre provides a nurturing and stimulating environment for children aged six weeks to six years of age, supporting them to discover the world in a safe and secure way.
- Passionate Educators who focus on relationships with children and families
- Engaging, light-filled learning spaces to inspire curiosity, fun, and a sense of belonging
- Expansive outdoor environment with a creek bed, a water pump, a climbing fort, and vegetable gardens
Meet our Centre Manager
"The first five years are the most important and integral years of a child's life."
Rhythm of The Day
With endless possibilities, there’s never a dull moment at Guardian and no two days are the same. Here’s what a day at Guardian might look like. Please note, this will vary depending on centre opening hours.
Handover time with children, families and our friendly Educators. There’s a chance to share what’s important for the day and any news from home.
Breakfast time where families are welcome to stay and enjoy breakfast with the children.
An opportunity to play and discover with open-plan play in family groups and multi-age groupings.
Planned experiences. This is where the Guardian difference comes to life. Alongside our Educators your child’s exploration leads to learnings in numeracy, literacy, language, critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, social skills, technology, creative arts and much more.
An opportunity for children to come together for a healthy snack, often they help prepare their food alongside our carers and cook.
Individually tailored to your child’s needs and curiosity the planned experiences continue, this includes both indoor and outdoor programs.
Another nutritious meal expertly prepared by our cook. Families are invited to join the children for meals and excursions if they wish.
If your child wants to, or needs to sleep, it’s time to rest and recharge. For children who don’t need to rest the planned experiences continue, in most cases outdoors.
Another chance for the children to come together and re-fuel in small groups. There is also an opportunity to rest or play together and reflect on the day.
As you arrive to pick up your child, there’s a chance to speak with our Educators and share news about the day. Our Storypark App also allows you to stay in touch 24/7 wherever you are.
End of day
Your child is encouraged to grab a light snack as they leave the centre. We’re mindful of how routines vary, throughout the day if we notice your child looking tired food will be provided.
Open 7:00am to 6:30pm
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What we Provide
- Five nutritionally balanced meals including: Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon tea and a late Snack at the end of the day
What to Bring
- Formula and bottles
- Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time
- Spare change of clothing
- Water bottle
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Our team of Educators are committed and passionate about ensuring your child will be safe, nurtured and cared for every day. At Guardian, children are encouraged to engage in interest-led play that creates learning and meaningful experiences.
Our Educators seek to optimise diverse learning opportunities and implement the Curriculum as framed by the Early Years Learning Framework.
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All Guardian Centres provide a Centre-to-Family communication platform so families can maintain contact with their children’s experiences through photos, stories and learning outcomes.
Our Centres use Storypark and each family is provided with a secure login to access on their computers, mobiles or apps.
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If you’re looking for the right Mentone childcare and kindergarten then take a tour of Guardian today and discover how we do things differently.
With our centre being well above the Australian national average, we are focused on the outcomes for children along with working closely with parents to help deepen your child’s respect for the local communities along with the other children and their independent development.
While you have many different child care centres to choose from around Mentone, if you take a tour with Guardian you’ll discover why this is one of the preeminent Mentone preschools.
There are currently vacancies available at Guardian Mentone so come by and find out how we can help.
“Thanks again for the settling in sessions this week. I’m so incredibly happy with our decision to come to you, the centre feels so much like what we are at home – relaxed and calm, friendly and caring.”
Reviews from Google
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To explore the centre, chat with our team of Educators and learn more about our high-quality curriculum, book a tour now.
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